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Hello, my name is Mike and I ski mostly in ontario. I am an ADVANCED TYPE 3+ SKIER that skis predominately park. I'm looking for a softer ski that i can still take off big jumps. I am 21 6'1, 190 pounds and i don't really have a budget. Any advice is appreciated
Personally I'd say the line blend would be a great choice or the new sir Francis bacon would also be one to look at. The k2 shreditor 102 would be a fun one as well.
Icelantic Da Nollie is a really quality ski though I'm not sure if it handles big jumps well, depends on the size of jumps you hit. It's really soft. Another good option would be ON3P Filthy Rich. A ton of rocker so it's playful but medium flex so it would hold on jumps. This is also a very high quality ski.
SIP Elliot Shuster
As far as flex goes on the danollie I emailed Icelantic and got this back "So I just spoke with our athlete team manager/sponsored pro, Scotty Vermerris. Here is what he had to say about the Da'Nollies:
"Many of our athletes have no problem with real big jumps on the Da'Nollie and also the Nomad RKR SKNY. Depends a little on how you land. Back seat or way forward landing switch you may get flex and feel rocker but it shouldnt be a problem. Our skis aren't built super stiff through the tail like some park skis specifically intended for pipe skiing and big air but the truth is that its totally fine and its truly a great all around, super versatile ski that handles landings and charging around the hill"
If your lookin for a more dedicated park ski I would look at the volkl wall they are nice and soft in the tip and tail but stiffen up under foot making which makes them really stable. They were my fav park ski of all the skis I tried feim next season.
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